JUN AOKI, architect. Having graduated from Tokyo University Jun Aoki worked at Arata Isozaki & Associates before establishing his own Tokyo-based practice in 1991 to do 'anything that seemed interesting'. Subsequent works have included diverse directions such as a series of houses, public architecture, and fashion boutiques as a current series of Louis Vuitton stores. A swimming pool at YUSUIKAN(1993) that investigates some of the themes of the more recent project, FUKUSHIMA LAGOON MUSEUM(1997) which won the Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award, the AOMORI MUSEUM OF ART, the Grand Award of the international competition completed in 2005 and opened in 2006. An artwork at U bis shows another side of his creation as an artist. His first monograph Jun Aoki Complete Works 1 was published in October 2004, simultaneously with another book Harappa to Yuuenchi (vacant lot and amusement ground) collection of his written texts. The second monograph Jun Aoki complete Works 2: Aomori Museum of Art and the reprinted edition of Kenchiku-Bunka Jun Aoki 1991-1999 were published in 2006. He got an award of the Minister of Education's Art Encouragement Prize.